May 3, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott (32) during the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana won 92-80. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks re-sign Mike Scott to three-year deal

The Atlanta Hawks and Mike Scott have a greed to a new deal that ends all of the rumors that the power forward is headed to Spain for the upcoming season. Chris Vivlamore, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution broke the news on Twitter and also has a post up of the move on the AJC’s Hawks site:

Here’s a bit from Vivlamore’s post, linked above:

The 2012 second-round draft pick received a qualifying offer from the Hawks earlier this summer. Scott was free to sign an offer sheet from any team with the Hawks holding the right to match any contract. It didn’t come to that.

“Glad to be back,” Scott tweeted Friday night with the hashtag #404.

The 26-year-old Scott had a breakout year with the Hawks in his sophomore campaign. He averaged 9.6 points and 3.6 rebounds 18.5 minutes per game last season. He appeared in 80 games, including six starts, last season as he became a regular part of the rotation. He finished with a .479 field goal percentage. He was 62-for- 200 (.310) from 3-point range after attempting just one long-range shot as a rookie.

All in all, this seems like a good deal for the Atlanta Hawks. They’ve definitely upgraded the depth to the power forward/center position s recently, but Scott showed last season that he can be an impact player off of the bench. Improved offensive consistency and across-the-board improvements on defense could turn him into a much better player, but even so it’s a nice addition to the team.

The contract is a three-year $10 million deal with the first two years guaranteed and a third year that is a team option.

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